I know. I know.
I said I was only going to shop at one or two stores per week.
But then all of this meat went on sale.
And I had sitter for my kiddos – so I took two and half hours and hit up four stores in 105 degree heat.
Hen House CSA
Pictured: Bison, Good Natured Family Farm Skim Milk, Peaches, Farm To Market Bread, Double Corn, and Onions. Total: Retail Value $25.00
Hen House, Target, Hy-Vee, and Price Chopper
Target Pictured: Swiffer Furniture Polish, (4) Comet Stainless Steel Cleaners, (3) Pretzel Chips, Wheat Bread, and Pepsi Next. Total: $8.63
Hen House Pictured: (4) Best Choice Club Soda, (5) Heinz Vinegar, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, (2) Best Choice Bread Crumbs, (3) Mt. Olive Hamburger Dills, Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat, (2) Driscol Raspberries, (5) Limes, and Boneless Chicken Breast (17 lbs). Total: $50.84
Hy-Vee Pictured: Watermelon, Hamburger Buns, (7) Mrs. T Piergones, (2) Hy-Vee Sherbert, (2) Better Bouillon, (2) Wonder Wheat Bread, (2) Farmland Franks, (3) Baby Carrots, Cabbage (2.23 lbs), and (3) Driscol Strawberries. Total: $39.28
Price Chopper Pictured: Ground Beef (10.41 lbs), (4) Kraft Cheese (Shredded), (2) Planter’s Peanuts, and (4) Eckrich Smoked Sausage. Total: $35.64
Trip Total: $159.39
Monthly Total: $303.38
Yep, I’m over. But to be honest, I knew I would be because I wasn’t chasing as many deals this month. In fact I gave myself an extra $50…so I still have a little cash in my Cash Cow Envelope.
I purchased 34.5 lbs of meat today. And FINALLY my meat freezer is starting to feel full again.
I forgot a $3 off $25 purchase coupon for Target – so my total would have been lower. Oh, well – you can’t win them all.
Free Items: Comet Cleanser at Target (make sure you print out this coupon), Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat (free coupon), Pepsi Next and Wheat Bread (courtesy of Target Grocery Coupons).
It sucks to go to four stores in 104 degree heat for groceries. Thank Goodness for THIS.
My pantry and freezer are full and I feel like I have a good mix of fruits, veggies, meat, and snacks.
How about you? Did you brave the heat and go to multiple stores this week? Did you stock up on meat?
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